Discussion in 'PRMC Diaries' started by RCTJ0012, Mar 23, 2019.
Whats the Halliday award? Do you get anything?
I believe they got a water bottle and maybe a hand towel with the globe and laurel on it. Also I think the recipient has their name engraved on the award.
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The winner got their name engraved on the award and got given a framed certificate stating they won the award.
Just about squeezed every last detail into this post didn’t you enjoyed this one and makes my stomach go over reading it, can’t wait to get my backside down there again.
Nice to know that PRMC hasn’t changed much since I did mine back in 2010! and that standards have no slipped since women have been allowed to apply.
I think anyone else reading your post should take on board what you’ve said because a lot of people train for vanity rather than practicality, definitely agree that training legs(not stupid heavy weights), core and and incorporating body weight circuits and strong explosive interval training should be prioritised leading up to a PRMC.
“Pays to be a winner” has to be one of the most dreaded sayings in training/PRMC and is seconded only by “in your places for camp circuits”
GOOD LUCK in RT and congratulations passing your PRMC.
What's so horrid about camp circuits? I didn't realise they were so dreaded compared to the other things they have you doing.
I believe they are 800m sprints
You're already absolutely knackered beyond anything you've ever done in a training session on your own before, it's been half an hour of sprints, intense bodyweight circuits and rope climbs already, including a mini 'extra phys' because someone's fingers were slightly spread whilst doing pushups.
Then the doors are opened and you are screamed at to get outside and line up whilst running on the spot making sure your knees come level with your waist, the first circuit feels good to get some fresh air and stretch the legs out of the gym, but you weren't working hard enough so you go again and get told unless you beat the time you set on your first lap (which was all you could give) you'll be going again, and again, except this time you'll be in teams carrying a ridiculously dense and heavy gym mat above your head arms fully outstretched, prize for the winning team, its inevitable, lads are already retching or fully spewing as you filter back inside at warp speed and fully panicking so much they forget their groups and spots (breaking sacred rules along the way such as dont run under the ropes/beams, that's a tax that will be paid later on in the pool) also it's been raining outside so now your shoes and the gym floor are wet and slippy meaning the turnarounds on your sprints are too slow.
Basically it just goes downhill and you have absolutely no control over the matter.
I never understood why that saying was hated until I was staring at the rocky hill about to sprint up it after already getting thrashed, and it doesn't pay to be a winner (at least for me anyway) but you do feel good giving it your all!.
Also camp circuits are pretty horrific considering you've been getting beasted by the PTI's all day, personally it was the various crawls and carries that destroyed me, it was great fun but it hurt the next day...
I cannot recommend training legs enough, do a lot of weighted lunges/leg presses and hill sprints are also great for legs/lungs. I needed to build a base fitness level with a lot of gym specific workouts (main lifts etc..) but now I've built the foundation of fitness I'm using personal experience and the knowledge of my weak points to really step my fitness level up.
Honestly, the gym session wasn't bad at all it was just the gym tests. We did get extra phys which involved holding a press-up position and going down on the PTI's command because of a lad who was wearing jewelery, that was hard. Also, no one puked in the gym only 1 guy did on the bottom field, which was followed by the PTI calling him "princess", he passed PRMC as well so kudos to him.
I wasnt talking about prmc...
In that case, i'll get back to you in a few months
The camp circuits are approximately 800m if I remember rightly they were used as punishment for those that were unable to follow a simple no fidget rule or just because the PTI was in a particularly callous mood.
the first 200m or so is an uphill sprint and the rest is downhill/flat. By the time you do camp circuits you’re already breathing out your *text deleted* from gym work, sometimes you have to do them carrying one of the big gymnastic mats which is horrendous if you get seen off like me and have to try and grip the side with no handles. And if you have A really funny PTI you may do 2 or three camp circuits during a gym session
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